cat's claw (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose ()?
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra cat's claw to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose ()?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking cat's claw ()?
Follow your healthcare provider's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect cat's claw ()?
Do not take cat's claw without medical advice if you are using any of the following medications:
- an antibiotic or antifungal medication;
- an antidepressant;
- anti-malaria medication;
- asthma or allergy medication;
- cancer medicine;
- cholesterol-lowering drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor);
- erectile dysfunction medicine
- heart or blood pressure medication;
- HIV or AIDS medication;
- medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder;
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- migraine headache medicine;
- a sedative such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane), midazolam (Versed);
- seizure medication;
- steroid medication;
- stomach acid reducers; or
- drugs that weaken your immune system, such as azathioprine (Imuran), basiliximab (Simulect), daclizumab (Zenapax), efalizumab (Raptiva), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), or mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with cat's claw. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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